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Strengthening Local Journalism in 2019

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December 2019 Recapping Our GoalsIn 2019, the Foundation set forth four goals to guide its journalism philanthropy. We want to: Broaden and deepen public affairs reporting Enhance collaboration, engagement, and entrepreneurship in journalismInvest in human capital, to increase the racial and ethnic diversity and the capacity of reporters working locallyDefend press freedom, to ensure journalistic independence and effectivenessIn 2019, the Foundation made over two dozen journalism grants, totaling over $2.5 million, to organizations whose work aligned with one or more of these goals. We hope that investing in these four areas will help us achieve a journalism ecosystem that is inclusive, sustainable, and free of coverage gaps so that all people, regardless of social or economic distinction, have access to the news they need to be informed and engaged in our democracy.To understand the Democracy Program’s progress on these goals in our first year, we have looked to our partners’ achieve…